COC-M: 1-2 finish for Germany in Bischofshofen
David Siegel and Andreas Wank provided a 1-2 finish for the German team in the second Continental Cup competition in Bischofshofen (AUT) on Thursday.
Already in the competition there on Wednesday, David Siegel was leading clearly ahead of Andreas Wank after the first round, but he was not able to defend this position in the final. On Thursday, the former Junior World Champion had a good lead over this teammate again after the first half of the competition with a great first jump of 143 m. This time he clinched the win with 131 m in the final and 264.3 points.
Andreas Wank repeated his second place from the day before with 136.5 m and 132.5 m and a total of 257.0 points and will definitely be satisfied with the two days in Bischofshofen.
Slovenia's Nejc Dezman could further improve his performance after finished eighth on Wednesday and came in third with his jumps of 135.5 m and 133.5 m and 252.4 points.
Tom Hilde of Norway, who took the win in the first competition with an impressive performance in the final round, achieved yet another top result in fourth. He was closely followed by young Pole Tomasz Pilch, who once again proved his constantly good shape in fifth.
Sondre Ringen was the second Norwegian among the top ten of the day in sixth. With Bor Pavlovcic in seventh and Tomaz Naglic in eighth, the Slovenian team showed a strong performance with three athletes among the best on day 2 on the Paul-Ausserleitner hill.
Andreas Schuler came in ninth again, like on Wednesday, and his good performance recently earned him a spot on the Swiss team for the Ski Flying World Cup this weekend in Bad Mitterndorf. Ulrich Wohlgenannt was the best Austrian in tenth.
After the first ten competitions of the season, Tomasz Pilch leads the overall ranking of the Continental Cup with 492 points. Marius Lindvik of Norway (416 points) and Nejc Dezman (391 points) follow in second and third.
The next competitions will take place on January 19th and 20th in Erzurum (TUR).